Fibrous tunic of eyeball

The sclera and cornea form the fibrous tunic of the bulb of the eye; the sclera is opaque, and constitutes the posterior five-sixths of the tunic; the cornea is transparent, and forms the anterior sixth.

Fibrous tunic of eyeball
Horizontal section of the eyeball. (Cornea labeled at top, sclera labeled at center right.)
Latintunica fibrosa bulbi, tunica fibrosa oculi
Anatomical terminology

The term "corneosclera" is also used to describe the sclera and cornea together.[1]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1005 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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